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I Need to Keep Myself From Falling Into the "Depression Pit"

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    I Am Trying to Stay Out of Depression

    I am trying to keep out of depression. I have it so bad . I put my self in nurse home. So I am trying to listen to up musica and walking every day 2or 3 time aday. And write when my thoughts change. And keep my self out of depression. I am doing better. lashanda
    lashanda lashanda 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    My Life Is Caving In Around Me.

    My life has been horrible since I was 9 years old.   That's when Nanny died she was like my mother she lived with my family.My family never understood me or even like me.   I am now 40 and its just gotten worse.     my daughter Crystal was hit by a car in 1998 she was 10...
    valnbill valnbill 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    Never Ending Story

    my first marriage ended up in a divorce bcoz he was a gay.second marriage was also arranged and my husband turned out to be a criminal.now i have applied for dissolution of marriage and raising my two small kids.why i was chosen for this hardship,i still don't know but i have...
    samansaeed17 samansaeed17 26-30 1 Response Feb 2, 2011

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    "i Never Understood The World"................

    I never understood the world i felt like everyone here ist to bare notolated with no where to go afraid depression and angery. I am a disappointment to all but even sadder myself. I hate the person i am i don't know what i am becoming or where to turn. I have so many barrieriers...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    I don't know how to start this,

    it has been awhile since I have been to EP to share myself and my heart.. So I guess I will just start and let things out I am sitting here feeling the grip of depression setting in. My heart is empty, lost shattered into a million pieces. I was always taught growing up that...
    SingleDad40 SingleDad40 41-45, M Jan 30

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    DHS Case Closed

    Two months ago, by Husband reported his Daughter to the Dept. of Human Services. for neglect and abuse of Daughter's little girl.  Yesterday, the DHS Case Worker called my Husband and reported that he was closing the case.   After 4 unannounced visits, the...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 14 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Not Depressed...

    Maybe I need to stop being so realistic all of the time. I'm not depressed, just resentful and angry. I don't feel sorry for myself. I'm angry because I'm not a faker but can't make it in the world or get my needs met. I'm not going to cry about my life. I just have to accept...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Mar 30, 2011

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    Keep Slipping

    I try hard to keep myself from falling back into that deep dark pit of depression but it's hard and I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle. I am an expert on the subject of depression. I've battled it my entire adult life. I've done it all drugs, therapy, self help, meditation...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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    I'm Tired Tonight

    Tonight, I feel depressed.  Maybe it the holiday rush of activities coming to an end.  Maybe, it because this Memorial Day I remember, my parents are gone. Maybe it was because the only words my husband has said to me today, was been in responce to my questions...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 11 Responses May 25, 2009

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    I'm Starting To Break. I Can Feel It.

    I am thirty two In the past three years or less: I have had a second child with a spouse who did not want this new baby and was living with someone else during part of the pregnancy. I have lost my home to foreclosure. Separated from a drug...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    Depression Pit

    Depression pit,Always appearing,Wrong place,Wrong time,How dare it?I can't afford it,To fall in again.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    I Do

    Its not just that I have to keep myself from falling into the "Depressionpit" but for me, its more the "Suicidal pit" I can handle thedepression, its the suicidal stage that I have to prevent myself from falling into. Depression will always be a part of my life, I know this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    Depression is a pit full of ****,

    maggots, and worms, It's always tragic and it's always long term. Unexpected and accepting no solutions, unless you have a noose, friends & family are confused. My mother cried when she discovered my intentions, but my mother died, so suicide is last wish. I'm all alone...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M Aug 26

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    Familiar Feelings Arise As The Old Year Ends

    I’m one of the many, many individuals who struggle with the post-Christmas and –New Year’s period.  This is not unfamiliar to me.  As someone who has coped with depression his whole life, the feelings of let-down and emptiness that accompany the long, dark days of January...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    Not Just That....

    Its not just that I have to keep myself from falling into the "Depression pit" but for me, its more the "Suicidal pit" I can handle the depression, its the suicidal stage that I have to prevent myself from falling into. Depression will always be a part of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2009

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    I Still Have to Fight It Everyday In One Form Or Another

     The older I get the more used to it I get and have found many ways to help it, music, better foods, activities for my mind and body and the more I do the less it effects my life. Yet it never actually goes away.
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2009

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    I Dont Wanna Get Up

    there are days i just cant pull my a** out of bed.... i mean i get up long enough to feed my kids and i go back to bed i dont wanna look let alone clean my house.....
    EEYORE6 EEYORE6 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    Please, Pray For Us

    No, I am falling into the depression pit, but I am watching my husband fall.  I can't begin to explain and relate to my EP friends what all has happened.  But my husband has taken a stand against his autistic daughter, who has refused any Psychiatric or...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 7 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    I Do What I Have to Do

    For over ten months, I was depression-free! The clouds broke and I was free from the pit, a month before I met a man here on EP, who became my best friend. Two months before I met him, I did the right thing for myself... I went into therapy and tried medication. It saved my life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Yet Again...

     yes I do need to keep myself from falling into my depression episodes. This time of the year from my birthday until the start of summer is probably one of the hardest parts to deal with. the day my brother passed away is in March. and then my sister passed away in April...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    Facedown In The Pit

    I know the title is about staying out of the Pit, but oops -- I'm already there. Facedown in the mire, slowly choking in the mud and death. Been here a while, the view isn't changing & I'm losing the strength to keep my head up.
    EarleyDaysYet EarleyDaysYet 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2009

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    No Action Yet

    Last week I wrote that my husband has taken a stand and has reported his Daughter to Dept. of Human Services for child neglect.  He was so distraught over what he had done, but he knew it was the right thing to do. It's a week later...And nothing has happened.  No...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F Oct 27

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    I have, and I know that it is one of the weirdest feelings ever. I had (have) clinical as well as situation induced depression, the former of which scares me the most. It's so odd...
    AngryTitan AngryTitan 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    My self-esteem is at an all time low. I want to die again. I want to just...stop existing. School is stressing me out, my life is stressing me out, I can't stop comparing myself to...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    The ice cold chill from my single pain window woke me from a dead slumber. I lay in bed cocooned in the down comforter listening to the rain pitter patter outside. The slate grey...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I've had depression all my life. Pretty much since the very young age of 9-10 yearsold. It's had its ups and downs. What I mean is, I was able to get it to a manageable level but...
    Machan94 Machan94 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Had another interview and was even asked back for a second. I now find myself laying awake not being able to stop thoughts about how I will screw it up. About the answers I gave...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 14

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    Okay I'm not going to lie or keep this quit any longer. I have been having suicidal thoughts once again. But I know how how this goes, people will be like you need to see a...
    believe201427 believe201427 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 13

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    Real up on supplements that would help anxiety and kept seeing B complex. Bought it and have been taking it (almost every day) for about a month now. I have to say my anxiety has...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 15

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    I have been battling this fight of my life since i was around 6-7 years old. Thats when sexual abuse triggered it. I have panic and generalised anxiety. Also depression comes and...
    freespiritone freespiritone 22-25, F Oct 29

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    Ive always believed u r to respect and cherish woman i was raised to notice the little things like when u cut ur hair or change the style when u change ur perfume or nail color...
    Time4kush Time4kush 26-30, M Nov 14

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    Not in a depression. Just really hoping this new job works out. Tired of my old job. Been in the moving industry far to long.
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 31-35, M Nov 18

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    okay so usually i can spot these things and make a decision but anyways i just need some advise on what i should've don't because its really got me down in a sense and i need to...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Today brought me to a different place. Today I lost my confidence, control, and self worth. I let a man destroy my being today and this is something I simply can't ignore. I have...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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    Like the title says, i don't know why but its just so frustrating, everything just ****** me off i feel so disappointed all the time worst of all is the fact that there is no one...
    maddawgkilla maddawgkilla 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    For so many years now I have been suffering and its all getting worser and worser. I thought the ones who were close to me were supposed to care for me and support me? They think...
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    2 more job search rejections this week. I'm so, so tired of this. But my failing marriage is not allowing me to just focus on being a stay-at-home mom. I feel so conflicted...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    please please please <3
    xoxoCharlierose xoxoCharlierose 22-25, F Nov 7

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    OMG, did that really just happen? Just got an offer!!!!! First one in 18 mos. Holy cow! Makes me almost forget my migraine!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 19 Responses Nov 18

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    I have no money and I walked out of my last job because of verbal abuse and living where I do it's almost impossible to get another job. I stay up at night worrying about how I'm...
    battlefighter battlefighter 18-21, F Nov 18

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    Got an offer, and now I'm dreading the background check. I just don't feel like a very liked person, and have anxiety about my previous employer somehow badmouthing me. I don't...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    just had an armful of smack. about to drift off to the other side. still enormously depressed and self loathing. I wish this would end..
    catree catree 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    sometimes.this life gets hard... and there is absolutely nobody who can understand that. although EVERYBODY understands it
    billz270 billz270 18-21, M Nov 6

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    It's much easier to let go than to persevere through relationships.
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    Maybe two days in the motel next month.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17